Sometimes on my morning walk I take a photo and Instagram it as a “good morning!” Today I tacked on a sharing game, and asked people to name one book that all people must read. First, I was delighted that lots of people chimed in. Then I was delighted that several of my very favourite books were listed, one of them more than once. And finally, I’ve added a few to my list.

So many great books came up that I decided to compile the list here (the links are affiliate ones, to Powells, because obviously). Feel free to add your own must-reads in the comments!

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ETA: Stupid Facebook didn’t let me know that people made more recommendations there! Here they are:

9 responses to “Sharing Game: Must-read Books”

  1. shanalee Avatar

    oooooh. i can’t wait for you to read the fault in our stars. #claps like a big dork

  2. shanalee Avatar

    also, that’s a kick ass list of books!

    1. Kim Werker Avatar

      It is! The whole comment thread made my day.

  3. Tris Hussey Avatar

    Snowcrash…Cryptonomicon…Pretty much everything by William Gibson. Heart of the Sea.

  4. dethe Avatar

    The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster

  5. plainsight Avatar

    Oh, you had commenters on FB too, including me! :-) I suggested Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins.

    1. Kim Werker Avatar

      Oh no! It didn’t show up. Grr. I’ll update the list in the morning!

      Written with my thumbs, “aided” by autocorrect.

  6. gwerker Avatar

    My suggestion, The Elements of Style, was serious. It is so short, and so simple, yet so densely packed with excellent writing rules and suggestions. Everyone who ever writes anything should read it.

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